Bust, William Jennings Bryan

Bust, William Jennings Bryan

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William Jennings Bryan was one of the leading orators of his day, an ability that helped him become the Democratic nominee for president three times. He lost to Republicans William McKinley in 1896 and 1900 and William Howard Taft in 1908. As a result, Bryan holds the record for winning the most Electoral College votes without ever winning an election.
Object Name
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Bryan, William Jennings
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in; 10.6045 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Ralph E. Becker
Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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